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Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 31, 2016 Mary TV Update from Denis


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January 31, 2016
 
Dear Family of Mary TV:
 
OUR LADY'S FEBRUARY 2nd APPARITION TO MIRJANA in MEDJUGORJE
will be recorded live Tuesday morning 
and then streamed soon afterwards on Mary TV's channel!
 
Don't forget: Cathy and I are praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet during the Jubilee Year of Mercy while Live streaming from Medjugorje at 3:00pm (Medj time) the Hour of Mercy for the world.  

Remember, Jesus told St. Faustina, "In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion," (Diary of St. Faustina, 1320). Join us every day at 3:00pm Medj time (9:00am EST in the US) requesting that Our Lady be granted all the intentions she carries in her heart that day when she appears to Ivan, Vicka and Marija (and to Mirjana on the 2nd of every month).
Good news: Michael Nolan's Easter Pilgrimage to Medjugorje still has vacancies - and the cost of airline tickets has never been so low - and probably won't be this low ever again.

The Jubilee Year of Mercy is THE right time to be going to Medjugorje!  
"My Son promised me that evil will never win, because you, the souls of the just, are here!' (11/2/14).  Contact Michael at 574-335-9952 or visit www.pilgrim-medj.com for more information.
 
God bless you!
 
Denis Nolan
MaryTVtv
 
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/29/2016


    (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J. 
January 29, 2016
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
March 25, 1990 "Dear children! I am with you even if you are not conscious of it. I want to protect you from everything that satan offers you and through which he wants to destroy you. As I bore Jesus in my womb, so also, dear children, do I wish to bear you into holiness. God wants to save you and sends you messages through men, nature, and so many things which can only help you to understand that you must change the direction of your life. Therefore, little children, understand also the greatness of the gift which God is giving you through me, so that I may protect you with my mantle and lead you to the joy of life. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
Fr. Maximilian gave an extraordinary homily of January 27, 2016 for English Mass in Medugorje. I have transcribed it here for you because it explains so much! The Gospel for that day was from Mark 4: 1-20, the parable of the sower and the seed. You will be blessed by what he teaches us:
 
Fr. Maximilian Dalve - English Mass, January 27, 2016 - Medjugorje:
 
Who is the sower? The Father is the sower. And the seed is the Word, Christ. He is the Word of God, and He is also the vine keeper. The Father is the sower. And in His goodness He sows plentifully, even on those people who might not receive the Word fruitfully.
 
Who are those who are on the street? They are people who go to Church, and then they go back out on the street and they save nothing. I go into the Church and I go out as I entered. They never left the street. Their body was in the Church but their body never left the street. That is one big temptation. Jesus says they bear no fruit, the fruit is taken away by the devil. He is afraid of the Word, because He knows that the Word transforms us into new life, and so he has lost his prey.
 
Who are those on which the seed falls on rocky ground? Mary speaks in certain messages about people who come to Medjugorje and receive the grace of salvation, and they return home and start a new life of praying and fasting, but then they fall away. And Mary says she is sad about them. In another message she says, "If something is good, you have to persevere. You have to go on. And don't think, God doesn't see me, God doesn't hear me."
 
And those seeds that fall on ground with thorns and thistles? We have all experienced that we go into prayer but there are so many distractions, we are so carried away by worries and earthly labors that we have to do or plan or realize, that we never enter into prayer. And so sometimes our prayer is really unfruitful. Before we go into prayer we have to put aside all these earthly worries. And to be as much as possible free to encounter God in prayer.
 
But who is the good soil? How can we become good soil? What soil did the Father use to form the new Adam? He formed the first Adam from the soil of the ground. What soil did He use to form the new Adam? You all know it! He used Mary. She is the good soil. She is not "a" good soil, she is "the" good soil. It is like saying she is not immaculately conceived, instead she is The Immaculate Conception. Or like St. Maximilian Kolbe would say, "She is not just white, she is "whiteness"!
 
It was by the power of the Holy Spirit, because we can see how it was accomplished. By the power of the Holy Spirit the Divine Word was planted in her womb. Her womb was that earth that the Father favored and made fruitful by the power of the Holy Spirit. It bore the tree of life, which is Christ.
 
So if we want to bear much fruit, we have to become Mary! We have to allow Mary to live in us. It is the deep sense of her purity that there is nothing of self in her. The deeper you search in Mary, the more you look into Mary, you will only find Christ. You find nothing of her.
 
Jesus said to St. Catherine of Siena, "Remember, I am the one who is, you are the one who is not." Mary lived that in the most perfect way. In her the purity was so great that the Divine Word could take on her flesh to make it His own flesh, which even today He gives us from His altar.
 
So let's not be afraid. Let's trust the purity of Mary. She says in a message, "I want nothing for myself, but everything for the salvation of your souls." If we give ourselves into the hands of someone we can trust "more or less." But if we give ourselves to Mary we can trust perfectly. And she said, "I would like to carry all of you in my embrace. As I carried Jesus in my womb, I would like to carry you on the way of holiness."
 
So we can entrust ourselves to her, and if we let her work and act in us, if the Holy Spirit finds Mary in us, He will come. The more He finds Mary in us, the more He will come. Because it was His collaboration with His favorite Bride through which He accomplished the masterpiece of creation, the God-Man. And so that is His way.
 
She is the Mother. She gave birth to the head. And so now she wants to give birth, and she is called to give birth to the whole body of Christ, the Church. And St. Augustine says, "She carries us all in her womb until we are born into new life unto heaven." So our earthly living is actually living in the heart of Mary. She is the Mother of humanity, the Mother of the new humanity. She is the new Eve.
 
And we see that the fruits are incredible. Because normally in Palestine at the time of Jesus, from one seed the most you could get out of it was 1 to 10. One seed could produce up to tenfold. But here Jesus speaks of thirtyfold, sixtyfold, hundredfold. That is humanly impossible. That is a miracle of the Holy Spirit. When we let Him work in us. And that is the purity and beauty of Mary, that she was so docile to the Holy Spirit. She was so "earthly" - the true meaning of earth is humility, it is docility, it is readiness. He could do whatever it pleased Him to do. There were no clumps in it, there were no stones in it, no thorns in it, it was pure earth.
 
And so in the measure that we are pure earth, we are Mary, who is that clay that the Father used to form the new Adam.
 
Now the fruits, as we know from Galatians 5:22 are the fruits of the Holy Spirit: love, peace, joy, patience, goodness and so on. We know that the fruit is the fruit of the Holy Spirit. He makes the fruit. They are not human efforts. If you make by human effort an act of patience, which is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, that patience will not be sweet at all. But fruits are sweet! We might be patient, grinding our teeth. We might be patient, while thinking how good we are. We might be patient, judging the other person. That would not be a patience filled with divine sweetness. Only the Holy Spirit can produce that type of fruit because fruit speaks about sweetness.
 
Only He can make the fruit that acts sweet. Our love, our joy, our peace, our patience, our goodness, our meekness will be filled with sweetness. That is the sign of the Holy Spirit working and not just our own doing. We always want to do something for God, let's permit God to do something for us! He wants to do it. Thirty, sixty, or hundredfold...it depends on how much we permit Mary to be in us, to live in us, to form in us Christ. It depends on that.
 
In the beginning we will not be successful because we don't trust her yet enough. When she says, Abandon yourself completely to me, and don't worry about anything. Just pray. Let us listen finally to what she says because she wants to form great deeds in us and through us. That she may have the joy to let us bear a hundredfold, that we bear much fruit, that we may all be for the glory of God and the salvation of the whole world. Amen.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV
 
 





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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/28/2016


  
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2015

J.M.J. 
January 28, 2016
St. Thomas Aquinas
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
January 25, 2016
"Dear children! Also today I am calling all of you to prayer. You cannot live without prayer, because prayer is a chain which brings you closer to God. Therefore, little children, in humility of heart return to God and to His commandments so that with all of your heart you are able to say: as it is in Heaven so may it be on earth. You, little children, are free to in freedom decide for God or against Him. See where Satan wants to pull you into sin and slavery. Therefore, little children, return to my heart so that I can lead you to my Son Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
On this very important feast of the great St. Thomas Aquinas, I should be spouting great thoughts. But I have none! Instead I want to share two poems about the Rosary, since we have been talking about the "chain which brings you closer to God!"
 
The first seems to be anonymous. But in its simplicity, I think it says it all!
 
Rosary Bead Poem
 
O little chain of rosary beads as plain as plain can be.
Only God in Heaven knows how dear they are to me.
 
I have them always with me at every step I take,
In the evening when I slumber,
and in the morning when I wake.
 
So when the time approaches and I will have to die.
I hope my dear sweet rosary beads will close beside me lie.
 
May the Holy Name of Jesus be the last I say.
And kissing my dear sweet rosary beads my soul shall pass away.
(anonymous) 
 
This next poem is by Frances Carryll Houselander, our dear Carryll. You will be blessed by this poem! It captures the miracle of the Rosary so well:
The Rosary

In the doorway of a low grey house,
built of stones as old as the Crusades,
a woman of Bruges sits in the sunlight,
among the flowers, saying her Rosary.

She seems to be carved out of season walnut
and polished smooth
by the constant touch of the hand of God,
and the beads that twine her crippled fingers
are scarlet berries on the thorny twigs.

The running rhythm
and the repetition
of the Paters and the Aves
is like the rhythm that in nature
moves through the seasons
from seed to harvest
with the unity
and the pause and stress
of music;
like the bloodstream of Christ,
that flows through the seasons
from Advent to Easter
in the Liturgy of the Church,
the ebb and flow of the tide of love
in the Mystical Body of Christ.
             
II
God has given His children strings of beads,
as we give strings of beads to our children,
to teach them to count.

We do not say,
"Learn from these the doctrine of numbers,
the measure of human life,
the dream of Pythagorus,
counting the pulse of the world."

We do not say
to a child with a string of beads,
"learn the perfection of reason in mathematics."

We say,
"Learn to count on the beads,
small for your hands to hold,
bright for your eyes to see."
And he begins,
slowly,
with one, two, three:
the spark is kindled
to light the flame of philosophy.

God has counted in fifteen Mysteries,
on the fingers of human creatures,
the singleness of the Undivided Love,
the simplicity
that we cannot comprehend
because our hearts are divided.
         
III
We are not all vessels of gold,
lifted up in virginal hands,
empty chalices to receive
from the perfect vine
love,
absolute
and complete.

But the old woman of Bruges
is a round bowl,
lifted up to be brimmed
with pure wine.
and the Mysteries of the Rosary
concern familiar things
known in her own life.

Her mind, like a velvet bee
droning over a rose,
gathers the honey of comfort
from the story of God,
familiar as the things in her kitchen -
the shining pots and pans,
the milk in the jar of earthenware,
and the flags of the scrubbed floor.

The story told by the Rosary
is the story of primitive beauty,
true as the burden of folk- songs.
It is a song piped on the hills,
by a shepherd calling his sheep.
       
IV
The cradle of wood, 
the wood of the cross;
from cradle to cross,
like a lullaby;
the wail of an infant,
lost on the wind -
the arms of a girl
in a circle of love,
rocking to rest;
a woman's arms
in a circle of love,
the young Man dead
on His Mother's breast.

The jewels that glow
low in the grass
on the feet of Christ,
risen from death,
touching the flowers
and touching the dust,
even in glory.

The dust of the earth 
on the feet of God,
walking the soft blue meadows of stars.
       
V
In the doorway of a low grey house,
built of stones as old as the Crusades,
a woman of Bruges
sits in the sunlight, among the flowers,
saying her Rosary.

The story of Mary is her own story,
and her son was her life's joy
and her life's sorrow;
and for ever
her son is her life's glory.

In a field in Flanders,
among the red poppies, he is sleeping:
he will sleep soundly
until the day of resurrection.

She has still the patchwork quilt
made, when her hands were nimble,
for the wooden cot:
now he is sleeping, and each year
he has a new coverlet
of delicate young grass,
and at the end of his cot
a wooden cross.

The cradle of the wood,
the wood of the cross:
from cradle to cross,
like a lullaby.

The story of the woman of Bruges
is the world's story.
it is the story
of human joy and sorrow,
woven and interlaced,
like the blue and crimson thread
in a woven cloth:
the story of birth and death,
of war and the rumours of war
and of peace past understanding,
peace in the souls that live
in the life of Christ.

In the doorway in Bruges,
sitting among the flowers, 
her mind like a velvet bee
droning over a rose,
taking the honey of comfort
out of the heart of Love,
the old woman is nodding 
over her Rosary.

She has lived her meditation,
like the Mother of God,
living the life of Christ:
let her sleep in Christ's peace.
        
VI
Under the loud din
of the tramp of metallic feet
in the armed march of time,
like a river moving
under the dark hills,
the everlasting life
is flowing, eternally.

The measured beat of love,
with pure perfection of music,
timing the life of Christ
in the human heart
goes on.
                   Frances Caryll Houselander
 
Thank you, Carryll

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sr. Emmanuel Maillard: Medjugorje, Message to Marija on January 25, 2016












Our Lady's Message to Marija on
January 25, 2016 

"Dear children! Also today I am calling all of you to prayer. You cannot live without prayer, because prayer is a chain which brings you closer to God. Therefore, little children, in humility of heart return to God and to His commandments so that with all of your heart you are able to say: as it is in Heaven so may it be on earth. You, little children, are free to, in freedom, decide for God or against Him. See where Satan wants to pull you into sin and slavery. Therefore, little children, return to my heart so that I can lead you to my Son Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/27/2016


Our Lady of Pompei  
  Our Lady of Pompeii,
Blessed Bartolo Longo spread devotion to Our Lady through this image!

J.M.J. 
January 27, 2016
St. Angela Merici
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
January 25, 2016
"Dear children! Also today I am calling all of you to prayer. You cannot live without prayer, because prayer is a chain which brings you closer to God. Therefore, little children, in humility of heart return to God and to His commandments so that with all of your heart you are able to say: as it is in Heaven so may it be on earth. You, little children, are free to in freedom decide for God or against Him. See where Satan wants to pull you into sin and slavery. Therefore, little children, return to my heart so that I can lead you to my Son Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
"You cannot live without prayer, because prayer is a chain which brings you closer to God."
 
When I first read this message, I thought immediately of the Rosary, and how it is a chain. I was trying to remember where I had heard about the Rosary as a chain before, and then I remembered "Rosarium Virginis Mariae", the Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II on the Rosary. Here is what he says:
The Rosary beads
36. The traditional aid used for the recitation of the Rosary is the set of beads. At the most superficial level, the beads often become a simple counting mechanism to mark the succession of Hail Marys. Yet they can also take on a symbolism which can give added depth to contemplation.
Here the first thing to note is the way the beads converge upon the Crucifix, which both opens and closes the unfolding sequence of prayer. The life and prayer of believers is centered upon Christ. Everything begins from him, everything leads towards him, everything, through him, in the Holy Spirit, attains to the Father.
As a counting mechanism, marking the progress of the prayer, the beads evoke the unending path of contemplation and of Christian perfection. Blessed Bartolo Longo saw them also as a "chain" which links us to God. A chain, yes, but a sweet chain; for sweet indeed is the bond to God who is also our Father. A "filial" chain which puts us in tune with Mary, the "handmaid of the Lord" (Lk 1:38) and, most of all, with Christ himself, who, though he was in the form of God, made himself a "servant" out of love for us (Phil 2:7).  ("Rosarium Virginis Mariae", Pope St. John Paul II, 2002)
I too was thinking about the Rosary as a sweet chain, a lovely bond between the Lord and those who pray it. We are bonded to the Trinity through the loving memories that the Rosary presents to us in the Mysteries. As our memories are formed to the truth of God's love for us, demonstrated through the life of Jesus, we become more and more free, more filled with light and truth. Our memories are healed and made right, according to the truth of God's love! This creates a deep bond of love between us and the Father, something we lost in the Garden. The Rosary can help to restore us to grace by healing our broken memories. That chain of prayer holds us tightly to the Father's heart! 
 
Blessed Bartolo Longo Bartolo-Longo.jpg Confessor; Apostle of the Rosary
 
Of all people, Blessed Bartolo Longo knows the truth of this. He was a satanist, bound for hell. But Our Lady plucked him from that road, and with the sweet chains of the Rosary, drew him into life, into salvation in her Son. He lived the rest of his life spreading devotion to the Rosary and honoring Our Lady! He knows what the Rosary can do!!

May we take up our chains, our sweet and life giving chains, and never let them go! We cannot live without prayer!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016
 
 





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Monday, January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace

















      
   (c)Mateo Ivankovic, 2015
J.M.J. 
January 25, 2016

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the January 25, 2016 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace!

"Dear children! Also today I am calling all of you to prayer. You cannot live without prayer, because prayer is a chain which brings you closer to God. Therefore, little children, in humility of heart return to God and to His commandments so that with all of your heart you are able to say: as it is in Heaven so may it be on earth. You, little children, are free to, in freedom, decide for God or against Him. See where Satan wants to pull you into sin and slavery. Therefore, little children, return to my heart so that I can lead you to my Son Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank you for having responded to my call."

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV





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Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/25/2016



   (c)Mary TV 2015


J.M.J. 
January 25, 2016
The Conversion of St. Paul, the Apostle
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
On Friday (January 22) Denis and I got into a bit of a discussion. He felt called to read Philippians 4:4-9 on that day, which is a day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn, in the USA. That very day thousands of citizens were marching in our capitol in solidarity with the unborn. For me that day is always the saddest day. And so I couldn't quite understand his choice of Scriptures for our Rosary!
 
"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you." (Phil 4:4-9)
 
It turns out that this Scripture was used at Holy Mass that day, which reinforced the call to rejoice! It is a wonderful Scripture, full of hope and strength! But I was not in the mood!
 
Well, we agreed to disagree. But then Olga sent me an email which made sense out of it all. So I will share it with you! Thank you, Olga, for helping us out!
 
Dear Denis and Cathy,

I thought perhaps you may find this helpful. In Russian and some other Slavic languages the Angel's greeting was translated like "Rejoice, Mary". So every time you pray the Mysteries of the Rosary, even the Sorrowful Mysteries, you say "Rejoice, Mary..." And like Cathy said, it "does not feel right". But faith is not feelings, faith is... well, faith. It's something we need to learn.
 
Joy is not a 'comfortable feeling' but something else. It's a gift from God, and we receive it through faith. So how do we rejoice when we see the conquests of Satan? How do we rejoice when we enter the Passion of Christ? And He is suffering the same in His Body even today. All the betrayals in His Own church, the lukewarmness, the blasphemies... if Jesus is getting this from His Own, how will those who don't know His Love come to Him? How do we rejoice about all this?
 
And yet, the Angel says, "Rejoice, Mary..." And that is indeed the word of God addressed to us, "Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice". Why? Because "the Lord is at hand". So this is the reason for our joy: "The Lord is at hand". The Lord is there in every suffering. Our wounds can become means of our union with God, if we choose it. We can console Him, by allowing Him to share His Cup with us. That is the joy. But unless we choose to love in God's way, we will never understand why He wants us to suffer (yes Denis, He does want us to suffer!) or how a way of the Cross can be a way of Joy. Without Love - we will never get it.
 
But Mary can teach us to rejoice always in the Lord. Her joy is not blindness to the works of Satan, but her joy is communion with the Lord, Who is working through her to defeat Satan. We are invited to enter that Joy, by entering the Immaculate Heart of Mary and learning to share in Her Work.   
Perhaps it's a question of vocabulary. It's like, when the visionaries describe Our Lady, they say, there are no words in human language to describe her, because we have only earthly words. The same with Joy in the Lord. This is what Our Lady wishes to teach us, but we just don't get it, we are so attached to earthly things, we only know about earthly joy, and that's all we seek.
This is the message of Our Lady that I picked today for meditation, and to me it is like an answer to what I've been praying about, the Joy that Our Lady wants to teach us.

May 25, 1989
"Dear children! I invite you now to be open to God. See, children, how nature is opening herself and is giving life and fruits. In the same way I invite you to live with God and to surrender completely to him. Children, I am with you and I want to introduce you continuously to the joy of life. I desire that everyone may discover the joy and love which can be found only in God and which only God can give. God doesn't want anything from you only your surrender. Therefore, children, decide seriously for God because everything else passes away. Only God doesn't pass away. Pray to be able to discover the greatness and joy of life which God gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call. "

I also was remembering the words of Mother Teresa in this novena http://www.motherteresa.org/Novena/2012.html , day 7.
She was also saying that joy is not an 'emotion' but a sign of union with God. It is a sign of God's presence in our heart, of His Love burning in our hearts.
Well, these are the quotes from Mother Teresa:
"To bring joy into our very soul the Good God has given Himself to us... Joy is not simply a matter of temperament. In the service of God and souls, it is always hard - all the more reason why we should try to acquire it and make it grow in our hearts. Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch many souls. God loves a cheerful giver. He gives most, who gives with joy. If in the work you have difficulties and you accept them with joy, with a big smile, in this like in any other things others will see your good work and glorify the Father. The best way to show your gratitude to God and people is to accept everything with joy. A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love".
 
"Without joy there is no love, and love without joy is not true love. And so, we need to bring that love and that joy into the world of today".
 
"Joy was the strength of Our Lady, too. Our Lady was the first Missionary of Charity. She was the first one to receive Jesus physically and to carry Jesus to others; and she went in haste. Only joy could give her this strength and swiftness to go and do the work of a handmaid".
 
(Funny the quote in the middle wouldn't get smaller. I tried to make the print smaller but couldn't. Perhaps mother Teresa is trying to tell us something! :))
Always looking forward to sailing with you, and praying for you and Denis and everyone in the boat!

With Love and full of Joy!

Olga

Thank you Olga, very beautiful! We need to understand and embrace the joy of Our Lady, the joy of the Lord!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016
 
PS. I will send out the January 25, 2016 message as soon as I can!
PPS. Don't miss tonight's Fruit of Medjugorje! It is the testimony of a wonderful priest!!!
 





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Friday, January 22, 2016

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/22/2016



   
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J.M.J. 
January 22, 2016
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
November 02, 2013 "Dear children, anew, in a motherly way, I am calling you to love, to continually pray for the gift of love, to love the Heavenly Father above everything. When you love Him you will love yourself and your neighbor. This cannot be separated. The Heavenly Father is in each person. He loves each person and calls each person by name. Therefore, my children, through prayer hearken to the will of the Heavenly Father. Converse with Him. Have a personal relationship with the Father, which will deepen even more your relationship as a community of my children - my apostles. As a mother I desire that, through the love for the Heavenly Father, you may be raised above earthly vanities and may help others to gradually come to know and come closer to the Heavenly Father. My children, pray, pray, pray for the gift of love because 'love' is my Son. Pray for your shepherds that they may always have love for you as my Son had, and showed by giving His life for your salvation. Thank you."
 
Today we pray for the legal protection of unborn children. The key to their legal protection is understanding that they are persons under the law. These words apply to them: "The Heavenly Father is in each person. He loves each person and calls each person by name." The Father is in each unborn child, calling him or her to life, to union with Him. We must love our little neighbors as ourselves.
 
Today let us pray together for the legal status of unborn children, as persons protected by the law. Pope Benedict wrote this prayer in 2010. Let us pray:
English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition
English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 
Lord Jesus,
You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence
the Church and the history of men;
You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood
render us participants in divine Life
and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal Life;
We adore and bless you.
Prostrated before You, source and lover of Life,
truly present and alive among us, we beg you.
Reawaken in us respect for every unborn life,
make us capable of seeing in the fruit of the maternal womb
the miraculous work of the Creator,
open our hearts to generously welcoming every child
that comes into life.
Bless all families,
sanctify the union of spouses,
render fruitful their love.
Accompany the choices of legislative assemblies
with the light of your Spirit,
so that peoples and nations may recognize and respect
the sacred nature of life, of every human life.
Guide the work of scientists and doctors,
so that all progress contributes to the integral well-being of the person,
and no one endures suppression or injustice.
Give creative charity to administrators and economists,
so they may realize and promote sufficient conditions
so that young families can serenely embrace
the birth of new children.
Console the married couples who suffer
because they are unable to have children
and in Your goodness provide for them.
Teach us all to care for orphaned or abandoned children,
so they may experience the warmth of your Charity,
the consolation of your divine Heart.
Together with Mary, Your Mother, the great believer,
in whose womb you took on our human nature,
we wait to receive from You, our Only True Good and Savior,
the strength to love and serve life,
in anticipation of living forever in You,
in communion with the Blessed Trinity.
(Pope Benedict XVI, 2010)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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